Windows 10: Want good old mspaint.exe and calc.exe from Windows XP back on WIndows Solved

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  1.    22 Oct 2016 #1

    Want good old mspaint.exe and calc.exe from Windows XP back on WIndows


    Greetings, everyone.

    As the title reads, I want Windows XP's mspaint.exe and calc.exe for using them on my Windows 10 but the results I'm getting by searching the net don't seem quite reliable. Is there any still up download link for these? If not, could anybody who lives on a cave and still uses WXP send them to me?

    Regards,
    MetalTxus.
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  2.    22 Oct 2016 #2

    Install xp in a vm?
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  3.    22 Oct 2016 #3

    cereberus said: View Post
    Install xp in a vm?
    That's trouble I'd obviously like to avoid if possible.
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  4. Posts : 8,501
    Windows 10 Professional
       22 Oct 2016 #4

    MetalTxus said: View Post
    [FONT="]Greetings, everyone.

    As the title reads, I want Windows XP's mspaint.exe and calc.exe for using them on my Windows 10 but the results I'm getting by searching the net don't seem quite reliable. Is there any still up download link for these? If not, could anybody who lives on a cave and still uses WXP send them to me?

    Regards,
    MetalTxus.[/FONT]
    You can find re-written versions of both at (winaero) Downloads /software
    (excuse my theme, the windows won't look like that!)

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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       22 Oct 2016 #5

    Being curious I went to winaero.com and found the calculator but haven't yet found mspaint.
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  6. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       22 Oct 2016 #6

    You can get one called paint from the store also fresh paint they both work with windows 10 also do a search for paint net which also is kept up to date and works with 10 as I use all 3
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  7. Posts : 8,501
    Windows 10 Professional
       22 Oct 2016 #7

    Berton said: View Post
    Being curious I went to winaero.com and found the calculator but haven't yet found mspaint.
    Oops! My bad, sorry bout that!
    It's over here, with instructions to replace default Paint, or you can run it as a stand alone:

    [Tip] Get Classic MS Paint (without Ribbons) in Windows 7 and Later - AskVG
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  8. Posts : 8,501
    Windows 10 Professional
       22 Oct 2016 #8

    There's also a link to 'Simple Classic WordPad' in the previous post link.

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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       22 Oct 2016 #9

    If you have an XP install disk you can extract them from that. Their .exe and .chm files are all in the I386 folder in compressed form:
    MSPAINT.EX_ MSPAINT.CH_ CALC.EX_ CALC.CH_
    These can be expanded from a command prompt, for example:
    expand -r mspaint.ex_
    No install required, just put them in a folder and run them from there. Pin to Start for easy access.

    Wanting Calc I can understand, it's not a Modern Windows App like its Windows 10 counterpart, but why Paint? Apart from the ribbon interface there seems very little difference between the XP and W10 versions.

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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       23 Oct 2016 #10

    I have the disc but I also still have a usable WinXP computer, and Vista and Win98 and Win98SE and Win3.1/MS-DOS 5. I wasn't thinking ahead and put a nice WinME in Recycle. Win2000 was good but I upgraded that one to WinXP Pro.
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